Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism
Princeton University Press 2016
In The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press, 2016), Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, explores the origin and development of the idea of "love of God." From the Bible, to rabbinic interpreters in the ancient and medieval periods, to modern Jewish philosophers--Levenson traces strands of of covenantal love, sacrificial, and erotic love in the relationship between God and the people of Israel.